Claflin's Dunlap Named HOOPDIRT.COM NCAA D2 Coach of the Week

ORANGEBURG, SC  (December 13, 2022) – The Panthers men’s basketball has been one of the best kept secrets, but the secret may be out as Claflin men’s basketball head coach Brion Dunlap was named the NCAA D2 Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions. The honor came after leading the Panthers to a pair of dramatic victories to keep the team undefeated to open the 2022-23 season.

The great week started in grand fashion when the team staged a furious comeback effort to claim a thrilling 86-84 overtime win over the Paine Lions. The Panthers fell behind by as many as 25 points, 45-70, with just over 10 minutes left in regulation. From there, the Panthers clawed their way back into the game and tied it 78-78 at the end of regulation. In overtime, the Panthers went on to outscore the Lions 8-6 claim the win.

Dunlap will lead the Panthers back into action, Thursday, when the team hosts the Elizabeth City State Vikings in CIAA action. For more information on Panthers basketball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to